Open Space Master Plans and Properties

Broomfield Open Space, Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan



The plan was formally adopted in February 2005. View the document and supporting information.

Barn and silo iconMetzger Farm Open Space



Pond at Metzger FarmThe Metzger Farm Open Space Master Plan was approved by the City Council on March 9, 2010. In a joint purchase, the City of Westminster and the City and County of Broomfield acquired the Metzger Farm, a 152-acre open space property on May 1, 2006.



Broomfield County Commons Open Space Management and Master Plan



Sunset at Tom Frost Reservoir


The Plan was adopted by the City Council in December 2004. You may view the Plan document.



The Field Master Plan



The Field is an open space bordered by 10th Avenue on the north, approximately 3rd Avenue on the south, Main Street to the west, and Ash Street to the east. A Master Plan for the space was approved by City Council on March 28, 2000. Available for viewing is a drawing of the site and the Recommendations for The Field submitted by the Open Space and Trails Committee.


Markel Open Space



Dr. Bill Markel and his wife Jean moved to Broomfield in 1958 after Dr. Markel left the Army Medical Corps. Broomfield was then described as a “brand new community,” and it turned out to be exactly what they were looking for. The Markels purchased their current property and what is now open space in 1968. People told them they were moving “to the end of the world.” Read on...


Wottge Open Space

Bernhard “Ben” Wottge moved to Colorado from Germany with his family when he was eight years old. His parents purchased land here in Broomfield in 1955, and it became their second start for farming. They planted crops like alfalfa hay, barley, and corn. After a period of drought, they bought cows and added a dairy to their farmstead. The property included a farmhouse, two bin granaries, and a dairy barn among other buildings. Read on...